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2011: Served as reserve forward in 12 matches...Made first collegiate appearance in a 4-0 win over Nevada (8/21)...Tallied first career shot against Richmond (8/28) in a 3-0 victory...Made first Big Ten appearance against Northwestern (9/23) and took two shots against the Wildcats (11/2) in the Big Ten Quarterfinals.
2010: Redshirt season.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of four-time PIAA District II Champions (2007-10), winning the PIAA AA title in 2007...Named the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader and The Citizens Voice 2009 and 2010 Player of the Year...Earned PIAA First Team All-State honors in 2009 and 2010...Garnered NSCAA All-Region recognition...As a freshman scored eight goals in the 2007 PIAA State Tournament including two goals in the Championship game...Named to the All-Conference team three times (2008-10)...Member of the Wyoming Valley Conference Champions in 2007, 2008 and 2010...Scored 110 goals at Dallas High...Lettered four times in soccer and twice in basketball...Four-year cross country and track & field letterwinner...Set the PIAA District II AAA record in the javelin...All-Conference honoree in track & field as well as cross country...Member of two-time District Champions in track & field and once in cross country...Named to the All-State PIAA track & field team for javelin in 2007...Named the 2007 Female Athlete of the Year by the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader...Garnered Best Female Athlete honors by the Dallas Post (Pa.) in 2008.
Member of the Wyoming Valley Soccer Club coached by Javier Rodriguez.
Ellen Catherine Arnaud was born in Kingston, Pa. on March 17, 1992 to Brad and Karen Arnaud...Has three brothers: Chris, Kevin and Kyle as well as one sister, Jackie...Majoring in communications with the intent to work in multimedia after graduation...Last name is pronounced Arr-NO.
QUOTING COACH WALSH ON ARNAUD
"Ellen is the type of gifted athlete that excels in every sport she attempts. She came to our camp this past summer and impressed us with her work ethic and desire to improve. She comes from a wonderful Penn State family. She has great passion and will fight for our squad."
QUOTING ARNAUD ON PENN STATE
"Penn State has great academics, a great tradition and a great women's soccer program. PSU was an easy decision for me."